Dec 21, 2014

Series of tremors rattles Florence

More than 250 minor tremors have rattled the Florence region over the past three days, sparking alarm in Italy over the safety of Michelangelo’s “David” statue. According to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, the two strongest shocks in the Chianti region between ...

Dec 20, 2014

Italy's chianti country hit by quake swarm

Several mini-earthquakes with a maximum magnitude of 4.1 shook Italy’s famous Chianti wine region Friday. The tremors were sufficiently powerful to result in homes, schools and offices being evacuated but no serious damage or injuries were reported. The National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology ...

Nov 23, 2014

Strong quake in west China kills 2; 54 hurt

A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials said Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.9 quake hit Saturday about 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the town ...

Nov 15, 2014

7.3-magnitude quake in Indonesia triggers tsunami warning

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia Saturday, sparking a tsunami warning for areas up to 300 kilometers (185 miles) away. The undersea quake struck at a depth of 46 kilometers (28 miles) at 10:31 a.m., northwest of Kota Ternate, ...